DreamWorks has issued a press release confirming that Steven Spielberg is set to direct the sci-fi/action feature “Robopocalypse” as his next project.
The helmer, who is currently shooting the WWI-set “Warhorse”, will start filming “Robopocalypse” in January 2012 for a likely Summer 2013 release.
Based on Daniel H. Wilson’s unpublished manuscript, the cautionary tale explores the fate of the human race after a robot uprising. Wilson, who has a Ph.D. in robotics, has grounded his tale in a heavy degree of authenticity derived from real robot technology.
“Cloverfield” screenwriter Drew Goddard penned the most recent draft of the script. Dreamworks picked up the rights late last year and Spielberg was linked to the project a month ago.